What is CBD rich hemp oil? A personal account
It is shocking just how much misinformation is doing the rounds when it comes to CBD rich hemp oil. I mentioned cbd ir oil recently in conversation. The flurry of ignorant remarks was unbelievable. The following are actual comments that were made.
What is CBD rich hemp oil? It sounds like some kind of narcotic. Surely it must be illegal? I have heard you can get high from that stuff. My neighbor’s dog died from eating cbd oil, I think. Yeah, you can only buy cbd rich hemp oil on the black market. It costs a fortune, that’s why they call it CBD gold oil. CBD oil? Is that the stuff the Arabs are controlling? You know, like wars in Afghanistan and stuff? Hemp is just another word for weed, dude. So CBD oil is weed. Can you smoke oil?
It took several heated exchanges before the smoke cleared and my protestations were acknowledged. I had to explain I was not a pot smoking hippie trying to force a Greenpeace agenda. It took considerable effort on my part before my friends realized that I am actually quite knowledgeable on the subject.
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Dazed and confused
Once they all settled down, their expressions reminded me of the popular Led Zeppelin song “Dazed and confused.” They were struggling to accept that years of misinformation had been fed to them.
“Guys,” I said. “I am sorry to have to break it to you. CBD rich hemp oil is not a narcotic. It is not the devil in disguise. It is little more than a vegetable oil. You cannot die from it. You won’t get stoned from it. There is no cloak and dagger black market filled with shady drug pushers. If you want to know what CBD rich hemp oil is, I will explain.”
They stared blankly, waiting for me to continue. They had that look of disappointment a kid gets when he finds out Santa Claus is a hoax. I wanted to get them excited again. Just because Santa doesn’t exist, there is no need to ruin Christmas. You still get presents don’t you? So what is CBD rich hemp oil?
Hemp, Marijuana, Cannabis
“The first thing you need to understand.” I told them, “Is that hemp and marijuana both belong to the cannabis family.”
I was rudely interrupted by Brett. “See, I told you hemp was just another word for weed. It’s marijuana. It gets you goofed.”
“No Brett.” I replied. “That is where you are wrong. Although hemp and marijuana belong to the same genus, they are very different plants. Hemp differs from marijuana in that does not produce sufficient THC to have an effect on humans. It is non-psychoactive.”
The dazed and confused look returned. I was not getting through to them and needed another approach.
Cats and lions
“Look,” I said. “It’s very simple. Think of it this way. Although cats and lions are related and belong to the family of felines, they are very different animals. Hemp and marijuana belong to the cannabis family; they are very different plants. Hemp does not make you stoned”
I could see the penny had dropped. Even the blondes had managed to grasp the concept. I was cautiously optimistic and dared to continue. I had to choose my course carefully as this lot had shown they were incapable of understanding jargon.
“CBD rich hemp oil is an oil extracted from hemp. It contains a high concentration of a naturally occurring chemical known as CBD. What is interesting is that these oils are being used in the effective treatment of cancer and epilepsy.” I knew this comment was going to trigger a reaction. It did, which is precisely why I said it.
Setting the trap
Brett is an argumentative fellow. He fell for my trap hook, line and sinker. “Bull.” he said. “That would be illegal. The US government would never allow it. No medical institution would endorse it. Anyone who made such claims would be high on hemp oil, tripping. Hemp has no medicinal properties.”
It was time to close the noose. “Right then Brett.” I said. You will order a bottle of CBD oil and drink the entire contents. If you get stoned, I will pay YOU $1000. And if you don’t get high, you pay me $200!”
“I pay you $200 if I am wrong or you pay me a $1000? Bet’s on, dude!” He was rubbing his hands as if he had just won the lottery.
Out came the cell-phones and the tablets. Our friends were betting on the bet we had just made. Claire was first off the mark. “Ha Brett. CBD oil is perfectly legal here in the States. Several stores in California sell it. One just down the road in fact!”
Seconds later Mike said “Awr Brettie! Not only does the US government allow CBD oil, they have acknowledged it kills off cancer cells. Dude, you are in trouble!”
Melanie was next. “Sorry Brett. The National Cancer Institute says CBD rich oil might turn out to be a cancer treatment. Your wallet is gonna be $200 lighter.”
“Yup,” said Tarryn. “CBD oil used to treat cancer and epilepsy. Check this little girl. She had bad epilepsy until they put her on CBD oil. She has a Facebook page too, Fighting for Amelia. I’ve just joined.”
Brett received a small bottle of CBD rich hemp oil yesterday. He ordered it from Endoca. He was too scared to drink it all. Instead he took a teaspoon full. He was expecting to lie on the floor watching a kaleidoscope of elephants dancing on his ceiling. Nothing happened. He transferred $200 into my account this morning.
Author: Andrea Durrheim